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Senior Advisor for Government and Industry Affairs

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Executive | livermore, CA | 05/17/2024

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

$186,780-$238,080 Annually

Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.

Job Description

We’re looking for a Senior Advisor for Government and Industry Affairs in the Office of Government and External Affairs (OGEA). Under the direction of the OGEA Senior Director and Deputy Director, you will partner with other leaders in OGEA and LLNL to engage with all relevant levels of government (Federal, State, Regional, Local) and industry with an emphasis on building enduring, productive partnerships that support the Laboratory’s missions. The primary focus will be threefold: taking the lead on engagement, briefings, and information transfer with district offices of Federal and State officials in California for Lab activities; taking the lead on forming and maintaining industry-governmental relationships that have relevance to LLNL; and assuming oversight of training and education opportunities for LLNL employees on how to engage and work with government offices and agencies. Additionally, you will provide advice, counsel, information, analysis, and strategies to OGEA and senior Lab management from intelligence and resources gathered through regular engagement with external partners and audiences. This position is based in Livermore, CA, with regular travel throughout California and occasionally travel to Washington, DC expected.

You will

  • Lead relationship building and engagements with Federal and State district offices on areas of interest to the Laboratory and stakeholders.
  • Develop opportunities with district office staff for briefings and presentations by Lab Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on relevant work performed by the Lab within their respective districts.
  • Serve as the governmental affairs lead and represent LLNL with industry associations, advocacy groups, trade groups, and other stakeholders and nongovernmental organizations to build coalitions and relationships that amplify LLNL’s efforts.
  • Support LLNL efforts to educate government leaders about LLNL scientific and technological capabilities.
  • Develop and oversee OGEA education and training efforts within LLNL regarding Federal and State engagements, government organization, budget processes, and policymaking.
  • Advise LLNL and OGEA senior leadership on strategic projects, particularly as they relate to legislation of interest at the Federal and State levels.
  • Analyze budget processes and identify potential public and private funding and partnership opportunities for LLNL programs and initiatives.
  • Lead or support Regional, State, and Local engagement efforts, where such engagement relates to matters of concern at the Federal level.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance, with Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (SCI) access, which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • A bachelor's degree in political science, public policy, government relations, or a related field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience is required.
  • Significant experience working within the Federal government, as well as state and/or regional government agency levels, or industry government affairs environment required.
  • Expert level of knowledge of government executive and legislative structures, bodies, and processes, including a demonstrated strong command of the Federal and California legislative and budget processes.
  • In-depth knowledge of policy issues and a demonstrated ability to analyze and communicate complex science and technology policy matters to elected officials and industry leaders.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with government officials, policymakers, and industry stakeholders. Experience influencing and negotiating with senior leaders on matters of significance to an organization and/or institution, oftentimes in sensitive situations, without negatively impacting trust/relationships.
  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate the value of science, technology, and research to diverse audiences.
  • Project professional bearing and possess political acumen.
  • Expert oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, as well as collaboration and problem-solving skills.

Qualifications We Desire

  • A master’s degree in political science, public policy, government relations, or applicable related field.
  • Knowledge of or experience working with DOE and/or NNSA organizations, and their mission, structure, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of LLNL and its mission, structure, and programs.
  • Knowledge of Federally Funded Research and Development Center rules and regulations.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2024 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Flexible Benefits Package
  • 401(k)
  • Education Assistance
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)

Security Clearance

This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.  Also, you must have the ability to obtain and maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access.  If you are selected, we will initiate a federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to LLNL as a Federal Contractor.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

Security Clearance

This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.  Also, you must have the ability to obtain and maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access.  If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. 

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

How to identify fake job advertisements

Please be aware of recruitment scams where people or entities are misusing the name of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to post fake job advertisements. LLNL never extends an offer without a personal interview and will never charge a fee for joining our company. All current job openings are displayed on the Career Page under “Find Your Job” of our website. If you have encountered a job posting or have been approached with a job offer that you suspect may be fraudulent, we strongly recommend you do not respond.

To learn more about recruitment scams: https://www.llnl.gov/sites/www/files/2023-05/LLNL-Job-Fraud-Statement-Updated-4.26.23.pdf

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

We invite you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Reasonable Accommodation

Our goal is to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates applying and interviewing at the Laboratory.  If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please use our online form to submit a request. 

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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